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Poster: beatlbay7900 Date: Oct 9, 2010 2:19pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please Move Another Shocker Internet Feature

Thanks for all the support & great comments from everyone!

It all only encourages me!

I loved and miss the great old drive-ins. I remember seeing Night of the Living Dead & Romero's 1972 underated classic The Crazies. It made for a memorable double feature and it led to my love of horror / sci-fi movies.

Growing up between Washington DC & Baltimore, not only was I able to enjoy Count Gore De Vol's Creature Feature on CHannel 20, but I was also able to enjoy Ghost Host on Channel 45 with his weekly spooky offerings including one whole summer of nothing but horror/sci-fi flicks at 8pm!

Not only are the drive-ins gone, but so are the TV horror hosts except for the rare case of a Wolman Mac's Chiller Theatre or Count Gore De Vol's web site!

Anyway, that is why I do what I do - I hope to relive and help others relive those forgotten days of stale popcorn, rubber hamburgers, flat soda, and the risk of sneaking a trunk load of friends into your local outdoor cinema!

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Poster: cosmico Date: Oct 9, 2010 8:02pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please Move Another Shocker Internet Feature

Hey, thanks to you too! :)

We were dirt poor for a good part of the '60s, so at the drive-in we snuck in a picnic jug full of Kool-Aid and a grocery sack of popcorn. Occasionally we'd buy ice cream sandwiches from the concession stand, though! If I felt adventurous, I'd take a bottle of water and some Fizzies, and plop-plop fizz-fizz...instant bubbling root beer!

Where I lived, we had Chilly Billy (Bill Cardille) and Chiller Theatre on TV from Pittsburgh. We were a bit far away, so I'd have to play with the rabbit ears on top of the old TV set to get decent reception, but I didn't care, as long as I could see that fluttery, ghosty image and hear the creepy music!

This post was modified by cosmico on 2010-10-10 03:02:10

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